Going on to week two of the extended Spring Break, we understand that many people might have already run through their watchlist. TV is literally one of the best inventions ever, but the Disney Plus free trial only lasts so long before you have to find something else to do. While going out on the town might not be the smart move right now, the Houston Zoo has live cams that basically let you hang out with all of the animals from your home!
In response to current health concerns and in an effort to help stop the spread of sickness, the Houston Zoo is going to be closed until April 4 but that doesn't mean you have to wait until then to see the cute animals.
Watching giraffes and rhinos go about their days from the comfort of your couch is the type of quality television we didn't know we needed but are thankful it exists.
The Houston Zoo has six live webcams where you can channel surf between watching leafcutter ants, rhinos, chimps, giraffes, gorillas, and even elephants!
The live cams are on from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and offer more wholesome entertainment than watching Netflix's Love Is Blind, which yes, is amazing.
You can catch a wild ostrich pass by the giraffe cam while a giraffe chomps away at the leaves high up in the trees, or watch the cutest chimpanzee play on an iPad.
The webcams are even interactive and work kind of like a jukebox. You can choose which direction you want the camera to point and queue it up on the list.
You don't have to pay to watch the cams either, just go to the Houston Zoo's website and click on the cam you want to watch.
Pop up a bag of popcorn and warm up a mug of tea while settling in to watch your favorite zoo animals, self-quarantine style.
The Houston Zoo's Live Cams
When: Right Now
Why You Need To Watch It: It's like visiting the zoo from your home and it provides the calm and wholesome form of entertainment we could all use right now.